Adobe CS3 Elevates Icon Branding Across All Apps

Adobe’s recent rebranding efforts for their latest CS3 series have not been universally embraced. Critics have labeled the new icons as uninspired and dull.

However, my colleague John has embraced the ‘periodic table of apps’ theme wholeheartedly, transforming his computer’s Dock into a vibrant display of customized icons. He sourced some of these icons from InterfaceLIFT and crafted others himself.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t include a picture that does justice to his creative endeavor here, but you can view all the icons in a TUAW gallery pic. Feel free to try and identify each app – it’s not as easy as it sounds!

[Update: For those interested in acquiring many of these icons (note: some are John’s unique creations and not available for public use), TUAW reader David Mikula has generously shared a selection on his website, I Can’t Fly.


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